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Hawks shut out of Pro Bowl for first time since 2000

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm with 38 Comments »
December 29, 2009 4:26 pm

The NFL announced it’s 2010 roster for the Pro Bowl, and for the first time since 2000 the Seattle Seahawks were shut out of the list.

Walter Jones had made the Pro Bowl every year since 2001 heading into the this season.

There were a couple former Seahawks on the list, including Philadelphia fullback Leonard Weaver and Minnesota guard Steve Hutchinson.

Minnesota has the most players from one team on the list with eight, while Arizona had the most players on one team from the NFC West, with Darnell Dockett, Larry Fitzgerald, Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie and Adrian Wilson making it.

Check out the full list here.

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  1. heyyou_66 says:

    And this is a surprise why??????????

  2. Ryan had the best shot but he tailed off towards the end. Maybe his leg is worn out..

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Even the ’92 team had Cortez and Robinson make it. Oh well…

  4. BobbyAyala says:

    “Hawks shut out of Pro Bowl for first time since 2000″

    And with that, Tim Ruskell’s legacy is cemented.

    Kinda whack that Jon Ryan didn’t get the nod though.

    Long live Bootin’ Tuten!!!

  5. The Weaver thing stings a bit . . .esp since we replaced him with such pedestrian talent at the position.

    And, I know it’s obviously too early to render a verdict on Curry, but man, why couldn’t he at least have been a bright spot rookie-makes-the-pro-bowl moment for this crapola season? Cushing makes it, picked 10 spots after our guy. Oh well.

  6. BobbyAyala says:

    Curry hasn’t played well this season.

    I hear a lot of people spittin’ his name this year as a bright spot, but besides a few early highlights, he’s played out of control, unintelligent football.

    Some of that’s on him, and some of it’s on coaching.

    I’d love to see a switch to the 3-4 so that the defense can take advantage of him in the offensive backfield.

    Either way, Curry needs to get in the film room and maybe move in with Lofa or something, because you can have all the physical tools in the world (Bozworth), but if you don’t play with your brain on an NFL football field, you’re gonna get run out of the league awfully quick (Bozworth).

  7. I hope Curry doesn’t get those arthritic shoulders that the Boz had, too.

  8. Did anyone else buy that stupid “Land of Boz” poster back in the day? I remember sending for it in my early teen years and thinking it was so cool.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Bobby – Not only did I have the poster but a t-shirt that had a different but equally silly picture. I wore it proudly. Lol.

  10. BobbyAyala says:

    T-Shirts? Posters?


    I had the mullet, which, by the way, Jared Allen has replicated to sheer perfection.

  11. heyyou_66 says:

    Of course I had the Land Of Boz poster. With Dorthy so adoringly looking up at that marketing wizard while clutching that poor little dog…………………

  12. I bought his book – great read for Seahawks fans to understand the playoff teams of the late 80s.

  13. Random Observation – Each of the 6 Pro Bowl QBs, except Aaron Rodgers, has at least one Pro Bowl offensive lineman blocking for them.

    Each of those QBs, again minus Aaron Rodgers, has at least one skill position player going to the Pro Bowl with them too. Personally, I’d take Greg Jennings over a few of the Pro Bowl WRs that made it.

    All of the QBs, minus Philip Rivers, has a defensive player anchoring their defense too.

    This thought has nothing to do with Matt Hasselbeck. I’d take any of those QBs except for Favre (because I hate him that bad) over Hasselbeck any day. He’s not in their league, and I won’t deny that. But it says something about talent and how you are perceived.

  14. snydro22 says:

    BobbyAyala doesn’t return emails and still hasn’t paid up for our bet.

    How broke are you, dude? Really, twenty bucks?

  15. Dukeshire says:

    BobbyA – A piece of unsolicited advise here, pay the man, it will only get worse. (Part of me secretly hopes you don’t, I feel like a good rant has been bubbling just under Snydros surface for some time now.)

  16. snydro22 says:

    A huuuge part of me hopes he doesn’t pay too, lol..

  17. BobbyAyala says:

    im not 22 years old snydy boy, u will be paid, but if u think a charity bet is being paid off pre new year, ur going to be woefully disappointed.

  18. BobbyAyala says:

    and btw, really f’ing broke…

  19. snydro22 says:

    I’m not 22 years old either, buddy.. But I’m not broke.. So keep your money..

    I get much more satisfaction out of knowing you weren’t man enough to pay up than having an extra twenty bucks in my pocket.

  20. BobbyAyala says:

    Here we go…

    You’ll be paid, besides, it’s too late, I have the info, and it’s a matter of pride. If my Seahawks fail me, I have to pay up, and there’s a slight satisfaction in knowing the money I hand over (eventually, perhaps a dollar at a time) is a little knock at your loyalty and will take a bit of your soul away each step along the way.

  21. BobbyAyala says:

    But yea, I’m in my sixth month of unemployment, and the well is dry, so lay off the deadlines, my friend.

  22. snydro22 says:

    I’m a realist. And I’ve been pretty loyal to this team for nearly three decades, so I’m pretty secure in my fanhood..

    Sorry to hear about your stint on unemployment. What do you do when you’re working?

    Generally, a bit of good advice is not to make bets when you’re broke.

    Keep your money, man. A lot of people in my union are going through the same sort of thing right now, so I know how it goes. I really don’t want it or need it. Maybe we can go double or nothing on the Super Bowl or something down the road.

  23. BobbyAyala says:

    I wouldn’t have shook hands digitally if I didn’t intend to pay, and considering the bet, I intended to pay.

    Stop worrying about me, raised by my father, who was born in 1936 on an apple orchard in Manson, it would be a slight to our name not to pay up, especially in support of a Washington sports team.

    Just, like I said, gimme until after the holidays.

    I’m a writer (last stop writing prep sports for a paper in NorCal), so, if you must, tell Divish to step aside so he can pursue his preferred career as the new hops inspector for Pyramid.

    Until then, sit tight my friend, that blood money is on it’s way.

  24. BobbyAyala says:

    Duke, you know I respect you my friend, but gone shootin’s post at the Times just now affirmed I’m far from alone in my paranoia.

    Long live logicians:

    “I can handle the losing; have been a fan since ’76 and my favorite year was in 1980 when they went 4-12! I was in fourth grade and REALLY got into the Hawks then. Lived and died by them.

    But, what I can’t handle is the absolute elitism/aloofness by the management. Liewike’s hands-off approach with Ruskell, who he picked and let him run the team into the ground and run off a likely Hall of Fame coach, has now turned to: “We’re going to hire someone (a GM) to join us. We’re not going to join them.”

    The layers and number of non-football people sticking their noses into football matters at the VMAC is ridiculous. I’m sorry, but VERY FEW well-run companies are run by committee or democracy. The buck has to stop with one person, not panel.

    And frankly, while I wish Paul Allen well in his cancer fight, the guy’s one weird dude. His companies aren’t run likely normal, successful companies with basic hierarchy/structure adhered to.

    Instead, it’s like he as an inner circle like Hitler’s SS, that oversees and sticks its collective nose into everything.

    Done with the rhetoric. And, I’m looking forward to having the $3,100 my four season tickets cost me. I’ve already bought a 65 inch plasma. Now, I don’t have to justify sitting through an entire depressing game. I can just change the channel. “

  25. yeah Timmay, we didn’t need to keep that crummy all pro fullback Weaver……. we can always replace him with a Raiders castaway (kind of like LAME mr knapp).

    IMO, our 2 deserving players are Ryan & Mare.

  26. bigmike04 says:

    Does it really mater if any hawks were in it period, the NFL need to do all fans an favor and just get rid of Pro Bowl, no offensive but it seem like even players don’t take it serious, sure it extra cash in their pocket but their getting pay to play a game that you play as a kid all way to college if you make it that far but most of all way until high school. These so call NFL go into Pro Bowl and think of it as vacation seeing as their in hawaii and that place is know to be an vacation spot. So really if players dont care to go play at 100% why should the fan care about the pro bowl.

  27. nighthawk2 says:

    Weaver isn’t All-Pro. He got voted to the Pro Bowl, which are two very different things. The Pro Bowl this year is in Miami, but it’s really nothing more than a popularity contest. Fan voting, to me, makes it meaningless. All-Pro is something voted by their peers, and is much more prestigious. But either one gives them leverage in their next contract.

    I do feel a sense of vindication, but it’s not pleasant. Said for the last few years that Ruskell sucked and couldn’t judge talent when most were on his nuts. Now they’ve fired him (well they weren’t going to renew his contract at the end of the year, which is tantamount to being fired, so he tried to save some face and bailed on the team). We’ve still got people posting here that Ruskell got us into the Super Bowl in his first year, when it was Holmgren’s players. I said this was a 5-11 team in pre-season, when I really wanted it to be an 11-5 team, or better, but all the signs were there. Ignoring the offensive tackle position was just idiotic.

    Didn’t understand drafting a linebacker who played the same position as Hill after giving Hill a big contract, meaning one would be playing out of position (Leroy Hill wound up playing the wrong side, again). Trader Tim wheeling and dealing draft picks, leaving us without a 4th, 5th or 7th last year and without a 3rd this year in order to get another 1st round didn’t help us this year. Max Unger is the only rookie who’s really contributed, and he’s a 2nd round pick. Curry has been, since early in the season, a non-factor as mentioned in an earlier post, Deon Butler hasn’t been allowed to get on the field even as Houshmandzadeh proved to be ineffective and even after Burleson got hurt. Teel can’t even get into games that are a blowout (like the last three have been). Nick Reed occasionally has made some plays, a 7th round compensatory pick, and the argument could be made that he’s done more than Curry considering where each was taken and that Curry has been a starter since day 1. Splitting carries between the only player who’s shown any type of dynamic play, Forsett, with an ineffective player, Jones, continues to baffle me.

    I saw this stuff coming, but I didn’t want it to happen. It sucks to have two crappy seasons in a row; and to know the Seahawks have gone from a Super Bowl team to a laughingstock in four short seasons. The guy who was the creator of this mess is gone, but the people who allowed it are still in place.

  28. Southendzone says:

    If there were not yet enough reasons for us to want to get rid of this coaching staff, to me the Weaver vs Griffith issue is another one.

    I seem to remember the big reason we let Weaver go and grabbed Griffith is that he had played under the Knappenstein monster before in OAK and it was going to make our transition to the new system so smooth and successful.

    Instead the new system excuse was rolling around til about week 8 when they finally started making up other equally not-believable ones.

    So even though we provided him with his hand-picked guy over a local fan favorite and a fairly dynamic talent, his offense failed miserably. GO AWAY GREG KNAPP!

  29. Dukeshire says:

    BobbyA – I don’t presume to know anything about the structure of Mr. Allen’s companies outside of the Seahawks, so let’s start with that. I imagine that quote reflects your views on the current hierarchy at VMAC, since you posted it. What I’m confused by is this: “Liewike’s hands-off approach with Ruskell, who he picked and let him run the team into the ground…” followed by “The layers and number of non-football people sticking their noses into football matters at the VMAC is ridiculous” Well, which one is it? It feels like you are now simply looking for reasons to support your dislike for Tod Leiweke, regardless where they come from or if they are based in fact or conjecture or even if they present a dichotomy. No one said you have to have a reason to dislike someone.

    However, the Seahawks are not run differently than many teams in the NFL. Many, in fact have CEOs that oversee the financial well being of the franchise, whether that position is held by the managing partner (owner in many cases) or not. The Eagles, Patriots, Giants and 49ers are just a few that come to mind. I’m quite sure that id you looked into it further you’d discover many more. This does not mean that this position has any influence on football related matters. And until there is some evidence that Leiweke does in fact have a say in football related issues, I will presume that he allows the football people he hires to do their jobs without interference.

  30. If ever a fan base needed a reason for hope and optimism — it’s us and it’s now. This season can’t get over quick enough, we can’t hire our new GM quick enough, and the off-season moves can’t get here quick enough. And then there’s the draft, which is something many have been looking forward to for over a month. This season has been a cruel joke and we need to dust ourselves off, get back up, and hope for brighter days ahead. Lets just hope we have people in charge of this ship who can get it sailing in the right direction again.

  31. princeaden says:

    BobbyK- May I add… Soon?

  32. microbeer says:

    Trae Williams was claimed off our practice squad by the Steelers this morning. I guess IRing Burly and Wilson could have kept him and Walker in a Seahawk uniform.

  33. microbeer – little things like that simply show how pathetic we have become… we have been told that some players won’t be available for Sunday, but instead of putting the on IR to save room for some younger players, we simply choose to be fools about our future.

  34. Dukeshire says:

    That leads me to something I’ve been thinking about since yesterday; I presume that Webster, as acting GM, is making the personnel decisions regarding these matters (IR, PS etc) and this is a terrible “audition”. This is the same type of roster management that Seattle has had to endure for 5 years. Williams was on the PS so that’s going to happen. But Derek Walker’s situation, a guy who has spent 7 games on the 53 man, should NEVER have been subject to waivers when Burleson, Curry and likely Obo won’t be playing again this week and could have been IRd to save a talented young player from being poached. And even with Williams it shows what BobbyK suggested last week, really does happen by other teams in the league. As far as I’m concerned, Webster need not bother with the interview. This was the interview and he tanked. Rukelss Jr, Seattle passes, thank you.

  35. Dukeshire says:

    Rukeless? *Ruskell*

  36. snydro22 says:

    This team and this season have been completely mismanaged.

    I have to admit that I was one of those people who was still putting faith in Ruskell until this year, and so even though it pains me to say it, here it goes – NIGHTHAWK you were right.

    That said, I don’t think Leiweke and Allen are the problem. I think hiring an outside firm to help them find a good candidate is a perfect waste of their money. At least it shows they don’t think they are smart enough (in a football sense) to do it themselves.

  37. The Seahawks should print their opening game tickets on lime green gloves next year so when we all do the wave its a LIME WAVE. They would also go nicely with all of the lime green scarves people are donning these days.

    Go SounderHawks!

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